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The Social Costs of Inadequate Contraception

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 March 2009

Jacqueline D. Koenig
Princeton University
Michael J. Strauss
Corning HTA
Joan Henneberry
Colorado Department of Health
T. George Wilson
California Department of Health Services


This study examines, on a per-case basis, the social costs associated with contraceptive failures and resulting term pregnancies. To combat unintended pregnancy and escalating health care costs, the public sector needs to provide greater access to highly effective methods of contraception.

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